I am (free) – A Poem

BY Elizabeth Grace Accordino
I am (free) – A Poem
I see the colors of the leaves.

Red, yellow; golden like the shine of gold jewelry.
People, so many people.
I don’t know any more than that.
What a flower thinks, I don’t know.
What a person thinks, this, I have no clue.

For so long, I was a prisoner to my thoughts.
But, I don’t need to go there anymore.
I am chainless to the subconscious need to know everything.
I don’t have the answers.
I don’t need to pick what I want to perceive.
I perceive everything and nothing at all.

I’m free from searching for a pattern.
Pattern of what?
Of human behavior- the cause and effect.
Of my behavior- the reasons and the results.
They’re many patterns, or no patterns at all.
The only pattern is the one we wish to perceive.
I’ve decided to stop the pattern searching.

No longer do I need to justify my actions or the actions of others.
I am concrete on my beliefs and values- I don’t need anything else,
Thoughts other than the present- I don’t want them.
Thoughts about what another person may be thinking- I don’t need them.

All I need is the world to be pattern less,
And it has been, from way back to the dinosaurs.
I see roles and the suitable behaviors needed, nothing more, nothing less.
All I want is to be thankful, joyful, giving, happy and present.

Present in the hear and now,
Present without patterns,
Present without perception.
I am all patterns, I am all perception.
I am no pattern,
I am no perception.

I am,
I am,
I am
being.
I am human,
and I am being.
Nothing more, nothing less.

I am not,
I was, nor,
I will be, nor,
I wish to be, nor,
I won’t be.
I am, I am, I am.
Feels so right to say it.
I am.

I am not my thoughts.
I am not other people’s thoughts about me.
I am not the thoughts that I think people think of me.
I am not the thoughts I think that I’m a lesser or lower status than some other person.
Or even that I’m a higher or higher status than some other person.

I am the universe.
I am the Milky Way.
I am the stars.
I am the moon.
I am the sun.
I am a tree.
I am a golden leaf,
I am a sunflower,
I am connected,
Connected to you, and you to me.
I am,
And that is all, I am.

BY Elizabeth Grace Accordino
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